The recent shoulder injury suffered by Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah has placed questions on his participation in the upcoming World Cup, which will be staged in India next month.
The injury occurred during Pakistan's Super-4 encounter against archrival India in an Asia Cup match in Sri Lanka.
After hurting his right shoulder muscle, Shah went off during the 46th over of India's innings.
According to ESPNCricinfo, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reviewed the scans he had in Dubai and determined that he could be out for the rest of the year, effectively ruling him out of the World Cup.
Furthermore, with Pakistan scheduled to play three Tests in Australia in December, Shah's participation appears to be in jeopardy for the time being.
The PCB is still waiting for the results of a secondary scan, which is expected in the next several days.
Although Shah was replaced in the Asia Cup by Zaman Khan, Pakistan did not advance to the final.
(With PTI inputs)